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Criminal Defense & Family Law Services

Representation You Can Count On

With law offices in Palatka and Crescent City, FL, Holmes & Young, P.A., offers experienced legal representation to clients throughout Northeast Florida communities. Our focus is on our clients and providing professional representation with a hometown feel. Whether you face criminal charges or need assistance in a family law matter, our attorneys and team can help you achieve the results you deserve.

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Criminal Defense Matters

A criminal charge can turn your world upside down. Depending on the severity of your charges, you may be facing fines, incarceration, and a permanent criminal record. You may also face disappointment from  family and friends, as well as a decreased professional opportunities.

Our skilled attorneys are here to defend your rights, answer your questions, and guide you through every aspect of your case. 

Drunk Driving

A DUI charge can result in a range of consequences such as thousands of dollars to fines, spiked insurance rates and restricted driving privileges. We have years of experience defending clients charged with DUIs and will work closely with you to minimize the penalties you face.

Violent Crimes

A felony or violent misdemeanor charge can impact your record for the rest of your life. If you have been charged with a violent crime, contact our law firm and we will guide you through every part of your case. You deserve an advocate that is committed to defending against these charges while protecting your future.

Drug Crimes

It is important to hire an attorney as soon as possible if you have been arrested for selling, trafficking, or manufacturing illegal substances. Our attorneys are dedicated to protecting your rights and minimizing the effects these charges can have on your future.

Probation Violations

If you violate the terms of your probation, you could face serious consequences. Whatever circumstances led to issues on your parole, the experienced criminal defense attorneys at Holmes & Young, P.A. are here to help you reach a satisfactory resolution.

Theft Crimes

If you have been charged with a theft-related crime, such as robbery, wire fraud, bank fraud, shoplifting, forgery, etc., trust the attorneys at Holmes & Young, P.A. for the representation you deserve. 

Juvenile Crimes

Children are some of the most vulnerable defendants within our legal system. Having a juvenile criminal record can have long-lasting effects on their future. Our firm takes an understanding approach and is experienced in handling these types of cases. We are committed to protecting your client’s rights and their future.

Family Law

When it comes to family law, many challenges come from every direction. Emotional and financial matters are just as important as the legal ones, so you need an attorney who is strong, compassionate, and committed to advocating for you. The team at Holmes & Young, P.A. is here to support you through a range of family law matters, including divorce proceedings, child support, adoption, prenuptial agreements, and more. 


Divorce is a major life event and can be emotionally traumatic. Our attorneys are sensitive to your situation and understand it’s not easy for anyone to go through this experience. They will guide you throughout each step of your divorce case from helping with division of property, child custody issues, spousal support agreements, and all other decisions that must be made before the divorce can be finalized.


A legal separation is for married partners who are not ready to dissolve their marriage yet, but need some kind of order between them in regards to finances and children. We can also help address issues like custody rights or parenting time with the kids through this action.

Child Custody & Visitation

In the event of divorce or separation, child custody and visitation rights are extremely important decisions that need to be made. We know each parent wants a large part in their child’s life. When determining physical custody (who should live with whom), legal custody (which parent can make major decisions for the children), and visitation rights we work hard to reach an amicable resolution outside court because going through this process can be emotionally draining on everyone involved.

Child Support & Alimony

Our attorneys are experienced in negotiating agreements that help you achieve a fair balance between providing and receiving financial support for children, as well as alimony with your spouse. We will work hard to make sure both parties maintain their quality of life so we can get the best possible outcome.

Division of Property

Divorce can be a difficult and emotional time, and determining the division of marital property can be stressful. Our experienced attorneys will help you find an equitable solution that is fair for both parties involved.


We are passionate about helping individuals and couples expand their family through adoption services. We work hard to minimize the stress and complications associated with adoptions by taking a proactive approach. Our attorneys will guide you or your family step-by-step in all aspects of this process. 

Reconciliation Agreements

Reconciliation agreements are contracts that control the division of assets and liabilities in the event of separation or divorce. They can be entered into after a couple is already married (sometimes called “antenuptial”) or before they get engaged. This type of agreement is also applicable to cohabiting unmarried couples who have joint property ownership. Reconciliation agreements provide much-needed certainty to these types of relationships by outlining each partner’s rights should they decide to end their relationship.


Marriages can be annulled in Florida under certain conditions. An annulment is based on a claim that the marriage was never real, due to fraud or an underlying compelling circumstance.

Restraining Orders

Also known as a personal protection owner, a restraining order is an order for safety from stalking or domestic violence signed by a judge and enforced by the police. 

Prenuptial & Premarital Agreements

A prenuptial agreement is a contract between people about to be married which resolves numerous issues before the wedding. Some of these include provisions for future spousal maintenance, individual property rights, inheritances, and estate planning if something happens to one or both partners during their marriage.

Your legal needs are our priority. Contact us for a consultation today!

IMPORTANT NOTICE AND DISCLOSURE: While we welcome inquiries about potential representation, please do not send any confidential information about any matter before we agree to represent you in that matter or we request information. Pursuant to Opinion 07-3, dated January 16, 2009, any information sent to us unilaterally may not be treated as confidential information and, depending on the circumstances, could be used against the person sending the information. Accordingly, before sending any confidential information to us, please contact us so that we may determine if we have any conflicts of interest and if we are otherwise able to represent you.